Saturday, 31 October 2009

Beautiful website designs

Below are a cross section of different, feminine websites I have found in my travels in cyber reality. I've selected sites for diversity from the garden variety sites that I normally see on the web.

 I'm seeing alot of collage, watercolour, paper clips, note paper, old photos, grunge effects and retro elements from the 50's and 80's which looks to me like a 30 year cycle. There's a desire to find from the past, something missing from the present and future. It's worth thinking about. Many designers are looking for something beyond the flatness of the 2 dimensional website with shiny bars and buttons, and search for something real to hold onto.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Vintage advertising - 2

Are these heavenly? I love the aesthetic, the colours and the simple production techniques. The packaging is so glamorous and the world is such a beautiful, movie star fantasy. I guess not much has changed in fragrance and cosmetics advertising, except that the message is more subtle and the production is more slick. It makes me feel like a glamorpuss sitting here in studio, even though I'm wearing Juicy trackie bottoms and an old t-shirt (it's saturday). I can escpae into this perfectly grooms world of etiquette, ladies who do lunch and saunter down fabulous sweeping stair cases to greet their amazingly wealthy and handsome husband or date.

Halloween - Stylish Ideas

Hostess with the Mostess (above) shows halloween doesn't have to be tacky.

Martha Stewart shows us a variation on Jack-o-lantern... we'll all be glowing with this wine cooler.

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas